Biggamecountdown toolbar is a browser extension, created by Mindspark that may be downloaded from their website biggamecountdown.com or might in some cases come bundled with other programs. Some users classify the browser into the PUP category (Potentially Unwanted Program).
Biggamecountdown.com – How Does It Work?
The toolbar is most likely installed on a user PC via other free programs downloaded from the Web. It may come as an extra to those programs, and most users tend to skip it while not paying attention during the install. Another way you may download it is by being redirected to the website by clicking on a related ad.
Once the toolbar is installed as an add-on to a web browser, it immediately changes the home page and new tab page to pages connected with search.myway.com – a custom search engine with unknown origins. Google powers this engine. However, it displays different results than the most widely used search engine. This homepage installed several types of cookies that collect different information on the computer, some of which were to expire in 2016.
Also, we have noticed that, before install, the app requests some strange permissions from the user.
As visible, the extension wants access to all the browsing data and history as well as the ability to manage all of the user`s downloads, apps, extensions and themes. Also, we have noticed that despite the many users it had, there were no reviews or ratings which are a good sign that most of the users may have installed it unintentionally.
Another interesting detail about the toolbar is that it works in connection with a lot of third parties, as mentioned on their website. What the toolbar does is redirect to CBS Sports™, NBC Sports™ and ESPN® websites that sometimes may stream basketball games. According to some users and security experts, this is not much of a service for a program that wants so many permissions on your computer.
How to Remove Bigamecountdown Toolbar?
Biggamecountdown toolbar might prove to be tricky to remove since it may leave some files behind after uninstall. This is why, just in case, it is highly recommended after following the step-by-step tutorial below, to scan your computer with antimalware scanner and install special software that will provide you with an active protection and remove threats automatically.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter